Gallery: Rare Ferrari 250 GTO sets new world car auction record at a whopping €28.5m 8 years ago
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You can stop checking behind the back of the sofa for spare coins as the super-rare and super-expensive 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has finally been sold...

The auction took place at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California, earlier this week and it saw a new world record being set for the most expensive car to be sold at auction.

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That car was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which officially become 'the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction' when it went for a whopping $38,115,000 (€28,528,626).

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, one of just 36 of the cars built in the early 1960s, was expected to sell for a price closer to $50 million, but it still sold more than the previous record holder, which was a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer that sold for $30-million (or €22,455,000) at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Auction last year (pictured below).

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You can find out more about the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO over on the Bonhams website here.

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